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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio cites Florida fisherman's case as reason for criminal justice reform


      Joining other leading political figures in calls for criminal justice reforms, Sen. Marco Rubio cites the case of a Florida fisherman who saw his case reach the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.

    2. In California for fundraising, Rubio gets offer to learn about climate change


      With Marco Rubio in California for fundraising Monday and Tuesday, an environmental group is seeking to call attention to his doubts about man's contribution to climate change.

    3. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of April 27


      What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of April 27:

    4. GOP columnist: Rubio can't be trusted on Senate plans


      Republican commentator Chris Ingram continues his longtime argument against Marco Rubio in a Tampa Tribune column today. Ingram suggests Rubio will run for his Senate seat if his presidential bid falters,

    5. Rubio touts his experience before Des Moines Register edit board


      Marco Rubio is in Iowa Saturday and made the required stop to the Des Moines Register editorial board, and made the case why he is ready to be president. In a new variation on his answer, Rubio called himself the "chief administrative officer" of the Florida House.

      Marco Rubio's finances have presented an opportunity — and a curse

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio nearly quit politics.

      As a Republican presidential candidate, 43-year-old Sen. Marco Rubio is portraying himself as someone who shares the struggles and aspirations of many Americans. It's not just a line when he talks about crushing college loans; he's lived it. He's felt the squeeze of a mortgage and providing for four children. [Associated Press]
    6. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio walk careful line on immigration reform (w/video)

      State Roundup

      NASHUA, N.H. — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have turned explaining their similar positions on immigration reform into a political art form.

      “We need to control our border, first of all,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in New Hampshire.
    7. Marco Rubio's finances an opportunity -- and a curse


      A preview of our Sunday profile of Marco Rubio's finances:

      Marco Rubio nearly quit politics.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, Republican presidential candidate
    8. Rubio votes against Loretta Lynch; Nelson votes for her


      The U.S. Senate just voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General, ending a long battle that got hung up over President Obama's executive action on immigration.

    9. National poll: Rubio jumps to front of GOP field, runs best against Clinton


      Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect.